Arts at the Old Fire Station Venue Information

Arts at the Old Fire Station have lots of fantastic information on their website, where they have clearly really thought about what people need to know. I have copied some of that information below, but you can check it out on their website Here

You can find out more information about the performance of The Duck and accessibility Here

Patrons with a disability are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: or 01865 263990.


There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.

The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.


There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.

There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place) and Studio space via lift. All spaces in the building are wheelchair-accessible via lift apart from the Theatre balcony and the Loft.

If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail and we will talk with you about your needs.


Accessible toilet
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).

Hearing assistance system
The Theatre is equipped with a hearing assistance system. If you have any questions about using it, please e-mail us at or phone 01865 263980.

Assistance dogs
All types of assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Old Fire Station. It would be great if you could let us know in advance if you will be bringing a working dog to any performances – just e-mail


Our bar is open from 6.45pm on show nights: the perfect place to grab a drink before a performance, or during the interval. We have craft ales, soft drinks and wine.

On the night the stage layout will look like this: –

Street view of George Street with the Old Fire Station on the left
The Old Fire Station from outside on George Street
The Theatre

Autact Theatre Team

Andy, Rhi and Lucy from Autact Theatre CIC will all be around to help at this performance, and Rhi will be doing a Q&A at the end of the show